From Rubble to Recovery

Join Us In Commemorating The Victims Of The Haiti Earthquake

On January 12th, 2010, a natural disaster claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Haiti. The entire nation was devastated 8 years ago and many people are still displaced and suffering from the impact – from the fear of another earthquake to the mourning of loved ones that were taken far too early.

This tragedy and recent offensive comments about Haiti will not hinder its proud people from moving forward. Today, it is important to not only commemorate those lost but also empower those that still survive. And through our collective action, citizens of Haiti can get the best care and support possible to build an even greater, better Haiti.

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, it is important to remember his message, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” and here at HEAL Haiti, we take that message to heart and action.

Join us in moving forward and transforming lives in Haiti.

HEAL Haiti launches Project PREP

We are eager to announce the launch of Project PREP (Preparing, Reaching & Educating Providers) in partnership with Dr. Sandy Cayo and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

Project PREP is an intensive nursing residency program designed to ensure competencies and preparedness to practice among pre-licensure, first-year graduate nurses in rural St. Marc, Haiti.

Haiti has made tremendous progress towards recovery following the devastating earthquake in 2010, but the nation remains in need of further support to help its community rebuild and to become self-sustainable over time. Most recently Hurricane Mathew left over $1.9 billion in damages and an already fragile health care delivery system broken. More than half of the population lacks access to health services and there is a dire need for skilled health workers. Although more than 400 private nursing institutions have been created since the earthquake to rebuild the nursing workforce, standards and regulations to ensure the quality of education and the skills of nursing graduates in Haiti are limited (USAID, 2015). Despite the Ministry of Health’s efforts to enforce that all graduate nurses pass the state exam before being allowed to practice, less than 40% of all graduates attempted licensure in 2016 (Ministère de la Santé, 2015).

This program will utilize student teams and technology solutions to provide a smooth transition from student life into professional life, to strengthen student capacity in the area of practical skill-based care, ethics and professional nursing.

Thank You for Making a Difference!

Thank you to our donors, supporters and loyal friends who attended HEAL Haiti’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala. Our sincerest appreciation to our Master of Ceremony, Dr. Jeff Gardere, and our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marie-Paule Dupiton. Congratulations to our distinguished inductees and thank you for your unparalleled commitment and notable contributions to the development of Haiti.

Stephanie Balmir Villedouin,
Haiti’s Former Minister of Tourism
Vanguard Award

Royal Decameron Indigo Beach Resort & Spa
Corporate Leadership Award
Accepted by Christian Fombrun

NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst
Commitment to Global Transformational
Healthcare Award
Accepted by Israel Rocha, Jr, CEO

Finally, a special thanks to the Gala Planning Committee Members for hosting a successful and beautifully designed event. To our vendors, sponsors and major donors, we deeply appreciate your generosity. Together, we are making great strides in the health care delivery in Haiti.

With much appreciation,

HEAL Haiti

Join us to Honor the Heroes and Vanguards of Haiti

We are excited to announce our 2017 HEAL Haiti Fundraising Gala Honorees:



Stephanie Balmir Villedouin

Haiti’s Former Minister of Tourism

Vanguard Award




Royal Decameron Indigo Beach Resort & Spa

Corporate Leadership Award




Elmhurst Hospital Center

Commitment to Global Transformational Healthcare Award



We hope you can join us to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the Haitian community in the United States and Haiti.



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You’re invited to the 3rd Annual HEAL Haiti Fundraising Gala!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala

“Honoring Heroes and Vanguards of Haiti”

October 21, 2017


8pm Cocktail Hour | 9pm Dinner & Program| 10pm Entertainment & Dancing

Terrace on the Park

52-11 11th St. Flushing, NY 11368

cocktail hour | dinner | premium open bar | raffles | silent auction

Entertainment by: Tabou Combo

Donation: $125

A fundraiser to support HEAL Haiti’s health education facility, education programs and annual health fairs in St. Marc, Haiti. HEAL Haiti is a 501 (c) (3).

For more information, contact HEAL Haiti at or Nancy 917-216-2072

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